Thursday 7th November 2019
105 minutes. Subtitled. Cert 12.
Director: Christian Petzold
This acclaimed film is being shown as part of the Berliner Zeitgeist to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Barbara is slightly different from Petzold's usual films: a drama based on human and political dilemmas. Petzold's favourite star, Nina Hoss, plays Barbara, a doctor in the East Germany of 1980. As a punishment for political insubordination and an application to emigrate to the west, she has been removed from a prestigious position in Berlin and banished to a hospital in the provinces. However she is still harassed by the Stasi.
A memorable film and very atmospheric.